Rebecca’s procedure went well yesterday. We were also able to complete 1 round of plasmapherises. Unfortunately, after Rebecca’s plasmapherises treatment, she started bleeding from her GI system again. We believe the plasmapherises has triggered her current GI issues and ask for prayers the bleeding stops very soon. The bleeding is significant, but as of this moment, not as severe as her massive hemorrhage post-surgery. So far we have not needed another transfusion which is a blessing given Rebecca’s lung status.
My favorite moment yesterday was when the surgical team surrounded Rebecca and discussed in detail why they felt Rebecca’s 32-stapled wound running down the full trunk of her body was not healing well.
They were debating between her steroid dosing, post-splenectomy body, inflammatory state, edema, severely elevated platelets, etc. etc.
Finally, Rebecca interrupted their confused train of thought by stating: “Maybe it is just because you keep cutting me in the exact same spot over and over….”
We all looked at each other, nodded our heads in agreement and then burst out laughing.
Yes, my child might be the smartest person in the room.
Sometimes we over-think. Over-think problems, over-think emotions, over-think our reality. And that over-thinking can cause over-stress.
Here is to making a complicated life a little less complicated. Our unexpected miracle for the day.
Thank you Lord.
Love to each of you,